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As the days of summer wane, consider jump starting your 2017 fall biotech conference calendar.  Here are some interesting events that range from next gen sequencing technology meetings to entrepreneurial “under the radar” start-up events.

Sept 25-28

Biotech Week Boston Festival at the Hynes Convention Center.  This is comprised of the BioProcess International, Viral Safety, and Cell and Gene Therapy conferences and exhibitions.  Some event highlights, include the Xconomy Awards, Diversity Dinner, Technology Workshops and Battle of Biote...

Are you interested in monitoring the US venture capital funding in our sector?  Look no further than PwC’s MoneyTree report. The company offers a quarterly report that breaks down deals by quarter, stages and venture capital outlook for the life science sector. The most recent report, Q316, indicates that venture capitalists invested $2.5 billion in 156 life science companies during the third quarter which was down from $3.0 billion in 210 deals during the same quarter of 2015. The silver lining was that the average deal size increase...

One of my favorite questions when talking to prospective clients and candidates is, “what’s your story?”   It’s a great way of breaking the ice and getting some quick insights to their background, aspirations, and motivations. I find that it is a very helpful way of finding out how I might work with a particular start-up company or present a candidate to the hiring manager in a meaningful way. It is a great question and also happens to be the subject of a New York Times article this week, “Storytelling Your Way to a Better Job or...

The 8th Early Stage Life Science Conference last week in Boston was a fantastic event as usual. Organized by Abigail Barrow, Director of the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center with support from Merck and Reid Leonard, Managing Director at Merck Ventures Fund, it offered a showcase of exciting early stage companies ranging from Bionic eyes, novel gene transfection approaches and cures for septsis and cancer. It included several impassioned presenters, talking about some novel ideas to advance healthcare — sure to get your inner g...

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